Real Racing 3, the latest in the popular racing series from EA Mobile, has been updated again this week – to Version 1.20. This update is headlined by the addition of a couple of new ‘prestige’ car manufacturers – Bentley and Mercedes Benz.
Here’s the full change list for this latest Real Racing 3 update:
• New manufacturers – Bentley and Mercedes-Benz join an exciting line-up of over 55 licenced cars
• New event type – Time Trial! Race against yourself, your friends and the world for the top leaderboard position
• Bonus R$ – Get an R$ boost for the first race of each day, earn bigger bonuses for consecutive days of play
• Clean Race Bonus – Drive cleanly and fairly to receive R$ bonuses
• New progression system – Unlock cars and events as you progress through the new career
• Improved graphics – Per-pixel shadowing on high-end devices!
• 180+ new events!
This is a pretty typical Real Racing update. That’s always been one of the strong points of this series – regular updates that continually add to the depth of the game.
Here’s an App Store link for Real Racing 3; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone. The app is free, but includes numerous In-App purchase options to help advance in the game.
I’ve had Real Racing 3 installed on my iPad mini for a little over 24 hours now. And it is taking up 1.8GB of storage space already!
The download size of the app is listed as 716MB – so that looks to me like the app has nearly tripled its use of storage space since I installed it yesterday. The worrying thing here is that it’s not like I’ve played through a whole lot of the game yet. I have bought exactly one car – just the first one, the only one you can afford when starting out with the game. I have made a couple engine upgrades and a few tire and brakes upgrades, nothing more. And I have only competed in about a dozen race events, out of a total of over 950 in the game.
Maybe the game will ‘level off’ in some way in terms of its storage use from here forward – but that seems unlikely. I would think that as I advance, make more upgrades, buy more cars, run more races, it’s just going to amass more data that will increase its use of storage space.
I’ll monitor this pretty closely in coming days as I use the game more – because pretty soon I’m going to need a bigger
boat iPad mini. I’d hate to think that I have to break out the iPad 3 in order to enjoy this game (my iPad 3 has 64GB, my iPad mini just has 32GB).
Have any of you played through a lot more than me on Real Racing 3 yet? If so, how much storage space is the game using up on your iPad?
Real Racing 3 for iPad (and iPhone) is available in the App Store now. And boy those words feel good to type. This is one of the most eagerly awaited iPad games ever. Real Racing has been one of the very best iOS racing titles for years now, and all the pre-release hands on looks at Real Racing 3 have given it rave reviews.
The game’s App Store description touts it as setting new standards for mobile racing games.
Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer
Here’s more detail on some of these features:
Featuring Real Racing’s largest roster of cars yet, don’t miss our new manufacturers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Take the wheels of over 45 intensely detailed racers and test your skills on an authentic 22-car race grid – for the first time on mobile.